Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day


Today we celebrated St. Patrick's Day at Community Business College.

For those who are following along using the school's Rosetta Stone online language program, "sláinte" is the word of the day. It's an Irish blessing of good health. By the way, Irish (or Gaelic) is one of the 31 different languages offered through the Community Business College online language programs, but is one of the few languages for which no one has (yet) signed up.

We had corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots. Plus lots of traditional and non-traditional St. Patrick's Day foods. There was also great conversation including a discussion on whether St. Patrick's Day is really and truly an Irish holiday or more of an American addition. Generally the consensus was that it is probably something more along the lines of a U.S. holiday where people like to turn their rivers and beer green.

Anyone interested in the celebration could follow along with the potluck at the Community Business College Twitter site.

We finished off the lunch with two very green cakes. One cake had a rich, green frosting made with cream cheese and pineapple and the other shamrock cake was a great surprise in that we sliced it into servings, it showed a rainbow inside! If only the leprechaun who brought had also brought a pot of gold!

Everyone seemed to have their fill. Maybe the food was too good. Everyone was feeling a little drowsy after having so much food on a nice warm Spring day. One of the school instructors said it best "remind me not to schedule study periods after potlucks."

Pictures of the St. Patrick Day potluck lunch are posted here.

Sláinte!

1 comment:

ped100 said...

No matter what you think of Saint Patrick's Day, Saint Patrick was an amazing person.

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